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Poster: kimpunkrock Date: Dec 13, 2010 1:29am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Over-priced distributers claiming FAKE copyright claims

First of all there are tons of terrible distributors out there over-charging for films on DVD and VHS that are infesting this site with FAKE copyright claim. Just because u are selling an old film for 20 bucks (way too much ya greedy elitist scoundrels)does not mean u own the copyright claim!

DO NOT SUPPORT THESE SELLERS! Buy from oldies.com or VCI or mill creek, etc. not these elitist idiots charging 20 bucks and claiming fake copy right claims. VIDEO CELLAR is one of them! This is a company that has infested the cult classic scene for way too long. your videos suck and are over priced.

I am also sick to death of busy bodied, little angry men that have no life besides coming to this site getting old movies removed and new ones too. I can see the newer ones, but LEAVE THE OLD ONES ALONE FOR ALL TO SEE! Many of them are probably getting paid by these elitist over charging companies.

Lets list these companies here and complain about the evil trolls getting old movies removed.

I cant stand u people. None of u are legit fans or historians like me and others---LEAVE ARCHIVE.ORG ALONE! Go away, go spread your misery else where!

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Poster: FGlenF Date: Dec 13, 2010 5:18am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Over-priced distributers claiming FAKE copyright claims

First this site is great and we want to keep it that way. It's full of public doman movies and many other items free to anyone who wants them. But copyrighted materal on the site new or old could be a problem for the site and we don't want to lose Archive.org. So I thank all of you who help protect the site by making sure that copyrighted material is removed.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Dec 13, 2010 5:17am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Over-priced distributers claiming FAKE copyright claims

Oh looky! We got a new troll!

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Poster: Jungle Jane Date: Dec 13, 2010 8:04am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Over-priced distributers claiming FAKE copyright claims

No she's just an old one returning. I had hopped she was gone for good, alas it was not meant to be.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 13, 2010 5:18am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Over-priced distributers claiming FAKE copyright claims

I'm sorry. And you are?

I mean, apart from being an obviously bad troll.

Seriously. So what, who cares, and I think most of us here (elmagno excluded) have gotten pretty efficient at rooting through Hathi Trust and the US Copyright office (not to mention all those old dead tree editions of the US Copyright Registry...except elmagno). Most people here (except, shockingly enough, elmagno...see a pattern emerging?) can spot an obviously fraudulent copyright.

Don't you have something else to do, somewhere else? Perhaps get your Encyclopedia Dramatica merit badges for pedantic, petty bickering, causes only you find monumentally offensive, and needlessly attempting to alarm an entire forum with a patently bullshit crusade? Though, you might consider holding off on that last one. It's pretty advanced, and if that was your best material, you've a loooooong ways to go before you're ready for something of that scale.

*points at you* Oh look! Facebook's longest-missing a village idiot! Good to see you old bean! We thought the Chinese had got you.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Dec 13, 2010 2:31pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Over-priced distributers claiming FAKE copyright claims

Interesting how you use oldies.com (Alpha Video), VCI and Mill Creek - companies who regularly use watermarks and minor alterations to soundtracks or video in order to register and claim copyright on their DVDs, posing many a copyright problem for the feature films collection - as your examples of best practice in PD distribution, while attacking companies that sell PD product at $5-$10 and licensed copyright products for $15-$20 (to cover the costs of expensive copyright licenses for low volume MOD titles.) One could easily be mistaken into believing that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about when it comes to copyright and the public domain.

Indie labels rarely turn a profit selling licensed copyright material, even at the higher prices than PD. Bootleggers, on the other hand, tend to make a 90%+ profit on their releases.

Companies like SC and VC continue to do the right thing and get the correct clearances to make sure that the film is legally available to people who care whether the DVDs they purchase are above board or not.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Dec 13, 2010 7:05pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Over-priced distributers claiming FAKE copyright claims

Well said, VC.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Dec 13, 2010 7:34am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Over-priced distributers claiming FAKE copyright claims

All that aside, I'm curious as to who you're refering to.
As far as what's been taken down, it was taken down because it really was copyright. If the "fake claim" problem was as bad as you say it was, then there would be a lot less material here to choose from. Hell, the Archive probably wouldn't exist at all because it wouldn't be worth the hassle to keep it running. And just because a movie is old doesn't mean it belongs here. It has to be public domain. Copyright is copyright, period.